Donald Trump Tweet Mistakes U.K. Woman for Daughter Ivanka
"I did during the election have a Twitter box encouraging people to vote for Hillary [Clinton]," Ivanka Majic tells a British breakfast TV show co-hosted by Piers Morgan.
Ivanka Majic of Brighton, England, woke up on Tuesday to a slew of tweets and much British media attention after president-elect Donald Trump apparently retweeted a comment on the social messaging service that mistakenly included her Twitter handle instead of Trump daughter Ivanka's.
Trump tweeted after a CNN program about his daughter seemed to quote a tweet from a user with the handle @drgoodspine, whose account shows it was created this month but which had no tweets listed as of early New York time Tuesday. It wasn't immediately clear what happened to the account.
"@drgoodspine: @realdonaldtrump @ivanka Trump is great, a woman with real character and class," Trump's tweet said. His daughter Ivanka's Twitter handle is @IvankaTrump, while the message reached Majic due to the gap he left in the name.
Majic, in a telephone interview with breakfast TV show Good Morning Britain on ITV, co-hosted by Piers Morgan, said: "My politics couldn't be further from Donald Trump."
She added: "Rather than be concerned at the spaces he puts in his tweets, I'm more concerned by the stance that he takes on climate change."
Asked about the kind of messages she received as a result of the wrong Twitter handle used by Trump, she said: "Some people clock quite quickly who I am, apologize, some people engage, some people are rude."
Majic also shared that she is by now used to being mixed up with Ivanka Trump on the social messaging platform. "It's not a new thing," she told ITV. "All the way through the election I've been tweeted, and I did during the election have a Twitter box encouraging people to vote for Hillary [Clinton]."